Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Union election set for Ryan International Airlines flight attendants

Ryan International AirlinesEarlier this month, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) filed a petition with the U.S. National Mediation Board (NMB) seeking union representation for the flight attendants at Ryan International Airlines. Yesterday the AFA announced that the NMB had ascertained that the required number of Ryan International flight attendants are in support of the AFA becoming their collective bargaining representative. The NMB has set up a voting schedule for a representation election. Balloting instructions will be sent to Ryan flight attendants in upcoming weeks and voting will take place from December 11 to January 6, 2009.

"We are excited for Ryan International flight attendants to begin the New Year with collective bargaining rights and a strong voice at the table," said AFA-CWA International President Patricia Friend. "Ryan flight attendants need the strength and support of a union experienced in representing flight attendants. AFA-CWA is that union."